D.C. United 1, Chicago Fire 1

Goalkeeper Bill Hamid made several excellent saves in D.C. United’s regular season finale. (Getty Images)


My match report from D.C. United’s 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire in the MLS regular season finale at Toyota Park.


The Eastern Conference final standings and playoff matchups:

Sporting Kansas City 18-7-9, 63 points, +15 goal difference

D.C. United 17-10-7, 58 points, +10 GD

New York Red Bulls 16-9-9, 57 points, +11 GD

Chicago Fire 17-11-6, 57 points, +5 GD

Houston Dynamo 14-9-11, 53 points, +7 GD

First-round match

Wednesday: Houston at Chicago, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

Season series: 1-1 at Chicago, 0-0 at Houston, 3-1 Fire at home

Conference semifinals, two legs, total goals

D.C. United vs. New York Red Bulls

Season series: 4-1 DCU at home, 3-2 NY at home, 2-2 at DC

(In N.J. next weekend tba; at RFK Stadium on Wed., Nov. 7)

HOU-CHI winner vs. Sporting Kansas City

(In HOU or CHI next weekend tba; in KC on Wed., Nov. 7)

Conference finals, two legs: Nov. 10-11 and Nov. 17-18

MLS Cup: Dec. 1 at the participant with the most regular season points


The video package:


In our fan poll:

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.



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Steven Goff · October 27, 2012